Greenmount Primary School encourages and supports the whole school community to travel more actively and sustainably where possible.
Studies show that travelling actively can help develop physical and mental well-being, social interaction, and independent travel skills. We recognise the importance of our children having practice of travelling independently to prepare them for the transition from our primary school to their secondary education setting. We also want them to have the skills required to be able to choose sustainable and active modes beyond their statutory education.
We promote and support sustainable travel with activities and integrate this agenda into our curriculum, wherever possible.
Greenmount has benefited from being part of the Isle of Wight councils’ vision for more sustainable and healthy schools. The Isle of Wight Council have successfully bid for department for transport funding to support travel behaviour change projects across the IOW schools. We have engaged with the island-based Shift It project. Shift it has helped us to develop our travel plan and embed active and sustainable travel throughout our school community.